Delightfully, entertaining mystery
I would not say, "on the edge of my seat," but kept my interest! This book starts off a little on the slow side but that is because of the character development as well as the setting, I think. As far as the rest of the books in this series, yes, I had a hard time stopping. Love, love this series! Please bring more!
I love Katherine Kellgren as narrator. She was not as good in this book as in the later books but still very good, here. As I have learned from reading books by other authors which she has performed, she is an excellent narrator.
No. But close.
I love The Royal Spyness series. I did not think I would like a book set in England with English accents. I was wrong! I like the bits of history incorporated into the story. The author, Rhys Bowen creates captivating mystery stories, with some history, humor & interesting characters, which Kathering Kellgren's reading brings to life! However, I would suggest that K. Kellgren work on her Scottish accent. Chuckle. Yes. You can listen to this with your children in the room and not be embarrassed.
I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
Thoroughly enjoyed this. I got it because I loved Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series, which I still like better overall but this was really fantastic too. The narrator is great for the part, though I actually like her even better as elderly Mrs. Pollifax. I'm listening to her in Red Pyramid now, and she's great there too as a 12 year old, so she obviously has a wide range of believable voices. (By the way, I'm a woman--the listener to almost all the audiobooks on my family's account, if that makes any difference.)
I read a review that said this was exciting and couldn't be put down. SO TRUE!! It was exciting and interesting with great narration and story/character development that leaves plenty open for a full series! Can't wait to listen to the next!!!
Not your typical Grandma
This series is ties as my favorite series to read/listen to. The Phyrne Fisher series, read by Stephanie Daniel, is tied with it.
All the characters are my favorite because she does such a good job one doesn't realize it's the same person.
There is always something in the Royal Spyness books that makes me laugh out loud.
These stories encompass a part of British history where my knowledge is lacking. It's inspired in me a need to research the royal family and learn more about this time period.
Fun, silly, and engaging.
It reminds me of an episode or two of Upstairs, Downstairs, but more light-hearted. It's from the same era and gives insight into the lives of both the rich and titled, and the working class.
I actually disliked the voice she gave to one of the characters. It influenced my picture of the character too much. I've since bought several books in the series, but not in the audio format.
A good book to listen to while cleaning!
Retired science teacher, sci-fi, historical romance, comedy... favorite authors... Evanovich, Patterson, Carr, Roberts, and many others.
I love the trip back in time and the historical implications.
Georgy is so much fun! I love Belinda too!
First I've listened to.
When she met with the Queen.
The narration is very enjoyable.
The humour and the voices make it fun and light to listen too. Always makes me smile.
The voices of the different characters, her aristocratic English voice is just the best.
Right royal spy
Set in the early thirties upper class circles, this presents ample opportunities to make fun of aristocratic twits. And Rhys Bowen makes use of them all, but not in a mean way. You actually find yourself liking most characters. A thing that I did not expect. The whodunit build is pretty good. Well done Bowen. And Kellgren is absolutely marvelous in making characters come alive with absolutely spot on voices. She gets a little hurried (fast) when reading "action" sequences, but that's a minor niggle of mine. She's a joy to listen to. Sure, this is a fluff read. But it's good fluff. Recommended.
Georgie is great fun and Darcy is an irresistible rogue. It was fun to find a little light romance in a mystery novel. I am sure to purchase the next in the series.
Yes, I would. I found this to be a lighthearted read/listen with murder, mystery, royalty and romance. I also think it is an appropriate book for tweens...although it may be too tame and innocent for some of them.
The book has references to historical happenings and people as seen through the eyes of a fictitious relative. I love the humor and the story hints at some very serious things like war, drugs and murder. But it is basically fast-paced story, with likable characters that you want to see succeed.
All the scenes that describe the main character's ability to be a klutz.
No tears, but there were a number of giggles throughout the book.
The narrator did a fine job portraying the various accents. It aided in visualizing the class system in Britain at the time.